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What does AIF stand for?

AIF stands for Apoptosis-Inducing Factor

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In contrast, other proapoptotic proteins such as nuclear factor-[kappa]B, cytochrome c, apoptosis-inducing factor, and cleaved poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase levels were significantly downregulated in the COC-treated group when compared with the untreated control group.
Specific topics include the age-dependence of neuronal apoptosis and of caspase activation, the significant role of apoptosis-inducing factor for brain damage following focal cerebral ischemia, the role of [micro]-calpain I and lysosomal cathepsins in hippocampal neuronal necrosis after transient global ischemia in primates, mitochondrial damage in traumatic central nervous system injury, hypoglycemic neuronal death, and the suspected role of a multi-functional protein--Tumor Suppressor p53--in seizure-induced neuronal cell death.
In response to apoptotic stimuli, several proapoptotic proteins are released into the cytoplasm from the mitochondrial intermembrane space, including Smac/DIABLO, apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), high temperature requirement protein A2 (HtrA2/Omi), cytochrome c, and endonuclease G.
However, one protein, apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), escaped from the mitochondrial membrane much more slowly and incompletely, starting with the release of cytochrome c but continuing over the next few hours, according to Douglas Green, Ph.